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Here's all you need to know about Renault's next-gen Koleos now in SA

2019-02-14 12:12
Renault Koleos

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Renault has launched its all-new Koloes in South Africa. Here's all you need to know about the new SUV.

Renault SA said: "The new Renault Koleos is an embodiment of Renault’s new design language with distinctive styling. It belongs to Renault’s high-end line-up, visibly apparent in its stylish yet bold exterior lines."

Eye-catching detail

The dynamic stance of Koleos is further emphasised by its large alloy wheels and low roofline (1.68-metres). The assertiveness and personality of the car is accentuated by a number of innovative design features, claims the automaker.

GALLERY: 2019 Renault Koleos

The front and rear lights replicate the full LED lighting signature, that is now instantly distinguishable as part of the new Renault design language.

The C-shaped Daytime Running Lights extends beyond the headlight units themselves to create an even more forceful gaze.

Dependent on the version, it is available with Pure Vision Full LED main- and dipped- beam lights.

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For significantly enhanced night-time visibility, this technology provides a beam that is 20% more powerful than that of halogen headlights.

The permanently-lit tail lights feature Edge Light technology that generates a clear, bright 3D effect visible both close up and from a distance.

It is available in two trim levels – Expression and Dynamique, comprehensively spec’d from the base level upwards.

It is powered by a 2.5 Petrol Engine CVT (4x2 & 4x4), delivering 126kW/233Nm, CO2 emissions of 188g/100km and a claimed fuel consumption from 8.8litres/100km.

As is the case across Renault’s entire product range, the Koleos comes standard with a 5-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty; plus a 5-year or 90 000km service plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, with service intervals at 15 000km.

The wide horizontal tail lights amplify the impression of width (1 840mm) and draw attention to the centrally-positioned Renault diamond.

Furthermore, the Koleos packs all the SUV styling codes associated with the segment, including taut lines that combine a rugged stance with head-turning looks.

On-board experience

Meticulous care has been taken to ensure that the interior of the Koleos ensures the well-being of passengers.

Renault Koleos

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It features a stylish satin-finish chrome for the steering wheel inserts, gear lever and air vent surrounds, along with a durable and pleasant-to-the-touch finish for the centre console. It also features cushion-backed materials for the dashboard and door panels.

Comfort is further enhanced through customisable LED cabin lighting, with a palette of hues ranging from green and blue, to yellow, red or violet, to complement the mood of the driver and/or passengers.

Another innovative feature worthy of premium models is the front cup holder that can be chilled or heated.

Renault Koleos

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Not only are the front seats extremely comfortable thanks to their enveloping design and the variable density foam, but they are deemed the very biggest in the Model’s class, says Renault.

Space aplenty

Version dependent, the front seats come with six-way power adjustment and lumbar adjustability. The centre console can slide 80mm forwards, enabling the ideal driving position to be set.

The curved form of the front seat-back’s shell frees up extra room for rear passengers and enhances the impression of open space.

It is very evident that no compromise has been made between passenger comfort and the model’s looks. Its exterior features were designed to deliver the highest standard of travelling comfort for all five occupants.

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This record cabin space is further complemented by a large configurable boot and numerous practical storage solutions.  

The 464-litre boot features a conveniently removable floor positioned at the same height as the sill to form a flat floor that houses a full-size spare wheel.

Handles easily located in the boot enable the Easy Break system, allowing the 60/40-split rear bench to be folded instantly to free up an impressive total carrying capacity of 1 795 litres.

Renault Koleos

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It has 35 litres of additional storage around the cabin, including an 11-litre glove box and 7-litre cubby in the centre console.

It also offers eye-catching high-end equipment in the shape of an extra large capacitive touchscreen (Up to 8.7") with exclusive Renault R-Link2 functionality for an enriched driving experience.

Voice recognition for onboard GPS navigation, hands-free telephony and radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allowing compatibility for smartphone mirroring and Rear Parking Camera for ease of manoeuvrability and intuitive driving features -  i.e. Cruise Control and Speed Limiter.

Uncompromised Safety

Drivers can be well assured that New Koleos offers safety of the highest level, with a 5-star Euro NCAP Safety rating.

It offers a plethora of features to ensure both Passive and Active safety for driver and passengers.

Passive Safety is provided through structure innovation for adult protection, to help limit crash energy impact on occupants.

Standard safety features include:

• ABS + EBD + EBA + ESP + ASR + HAS

• Cornering Fog Lights

• Electrochromic rear-view mirror

• Blind Spot Warning

• Park Assist

Off-road ability

In keeping with the Renault design strategy introduced by Laurens can den Acker in 2010, it is also covered by the 'Explore' design pillar, which stands for robustness and a taste for adventure.

The All-Mode 4x4-i transmission available for car features technology that has been proved on millions of Renault’s Alliance vehicles worldwide.

Renault Koleos

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This all-wheel-drive system permanently monitors grip levels to guarantee optimal traction whatever the conditions.

Unlike many competitor models, the Koleos continues to feature a control switch that allows drivers to choose the transmission mode.

Very easy to use, it is situated to the right of the steering wheel and enables the driver to select one of three modes, namely 2WD, 4WD Auto or the exclusive 4WS Lock.

In addition to enhancing its off-road ability, All Mode 4x4-i transmission delivers more dynamic performance plus greater stability and enhanced safety.

Colour choice and transmission

X-Tronic automatic transmission was designed to deliver greater driving enjoyment and reduced fuel consumption compared with conventional automatic transmissions.

Its benefits range from instant response when accelerating rapidly, to a smoother, quieter ride and optimised fuel consumption at constant speeds.

The car’s natural elegance is further complemented through the sophisticated body colour selection available, i.e. Ultra Silver, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black, Mineral Beige, Cosmo Blue and Solid White, and the wheel designs available – Silver Grey Esquis 17” wheels and Silver Grey Taranis 18" wheels.

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